10 Things to Do in Sheffield That Are Free
If you’re travelling the world and taking in the sights on a budget, the good news that most cities have plenty of things to do for free. Sheffield is no exception.
At Russel Scott Hostels, we’ve been taking a closer look at what’s on offer.
Here are our top ten picks:
Western Park Museum
The museum is open every day of the week and it’s free to go in and look around. Different events run throughout the year but there’s usually something going on to get excited about. During 2018 there were exhibitions exploring 60s Sheffield and circuses, and that’s just the start. It’s a brilliant place to visit for an afternoon of fun where you can learn new things. Find out more here.
The park is one of the definitive landmarks in Sheffield and there’s plenty to do here if you’re a traveller. Dubbed the ‘People’s Park’ there are a range of free activities including climbing and bike riding. If you fancy something more serene, there’s always walking through the countryside. Events throughout the year include concerts as well aswildflower planting and fun runs. The park also has a small farm where you can spends some time feeding the animals. Find out more here.
If you’re visiting any city, there’s always going to be some architectural wonder you don’t want to miss out on. This cathedral is over a thousand years old and there are guided tours throughout the week. If history and great design is your thing, you can find out more here.
Bank Street Arts
This is a little gem that you won’t want to miss out on if you are into your arts. Open between Wednesday and Saturday each week, there’s normally something going on including poetry and book readings. There’s also a small but busy café. Find out more here.
Sheffield Buddhist Centre
If you’re travelling on your own and looking for a friendly welcome, take a trip to the Buddhist Centre on Howard Road. They have talks, meditation and yoga classes. It’s a warm community even if you are not particularly religious or spiritual. Find out more here.
Explore the Antiques Quarter
With 60 independent shops, the Antiques Quarter is well worth an amble if you like fine things or are dream of finding a bargain. There’s a regular flea market and car boot sale which is a great way to spend the morning. Find out more here.
Relax at the Peace Gardens
If you’re visiting the Millennium Galleries or Winter Gardens, take some time to have a walk through the Peace Gardens which are also nearby. This is the perfect location to stay for a while and relax, especially in the Spring and Summer. Find out more here.
The Sheffield Round Walk
Should you be feeling a little more energetic, the 15 mile round walk will certainly help you burn off a few calories. It runs through parks and wooded areas and takes about five hours to complete with many historic sites along the way. Find out more here.
Anytime of the year, the gardens are a great location to visit in Sheffield. This is basically a huge green house with over 2,500 plants from around the globe and it’s open all year round except Christmas Day. Find out more here.
Visit the Peaks
Finally, any visit to Sheffield wouldn’t be complete without at least one walk in the Peak District. There are literally hundreds of routes to follow, trails you can bike along and plenty of places to camp out for the night. Find out more here.